Ikaho, Gunma

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Ikaho Onsen

Ikaho (伊香保町, Ikaho-machi) was a town located in Kitagunma District, Gunma Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 3,920 and a density of 175.63 persons per km². The total area was 22.32 km².

On February 20, 2006, Ikaho, along with the villages of Komochi and Onogami (all from Kitagunma District), and the villages of Akagi and Kitatachibana (both from Seta District), was merged into the expanded city of Shibukawa.

Situated on the slopes of Mount Haruna, an extinct volcano, Ikaho is well known for its hot springs.


Ikaho Onsen Ishidangai around 1890

Notable places[edit]

  • Mount Haruna
  • Ikaho Hot Springs
  • Mizusawa temple
  • Yumeji Takehisa Memorial Museum
  • Roka Tokutomi Memorial Literature Museum
  • Art Museum

In popular media[edit]

  • The town of Ikaho serves as the location for the setting of the sports manga series Initial D.

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